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66. Further restriction on employment of women

  • The provisions of this Chapter shall, in their application to women in factories, be supplemented by the following further instructions, namely :-
    • no exemption from the provisions of section 54 may be granted in respect of any woman ;
    • no woman shall be 14[required or allowed to work in any factory] except between the hours 6 A.M. and 7 P.M. :
      Provided that the ![State] Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, in respect of 15[any factory or group or class or description of factories], vary the limits laid down in clause(b), but so that no such variation shall authorize the employment of any woman between the hours of 10 P.M. and 5 A.M.;
    • 16[(c) there shall be no change of shifts except after a weekly holiday or any other holiday].
  • The ![State] Government may make rules providing for the exemption from the restrictions set out in sub-section (1), to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may prescribe, of women working in fish-curing or fish- canning factories, where the employment of women beyond the hours specified in the said restrictions is necessary to prevent damage to, or deterioration in any raw material.
  • The rules made under the sub-section (2) shall remain in force for not more than three years at a time.


14. Subs. for "employed in any factory" by Act 94 of 1976
15. Subs. for "any clause or description of factories" by ibid.
16. Cl.(c) ins. by Act 25 of 1954